Here are 10 easy homemade sauce, seasoning and dessert recipes you can make when you don’t have an ingredient or just when you want to save time and money!
I don’t know about you but it never fails that I find myself getting ready to cook something and I discover I’ve run out of an ingredient. I wanted to share some of the easy homemade sauce, seasoning and dessert recipes from Dining On A Dime Cookbook Volume 1 that you can make at home. These recipes will not only save you time but also money!
Easy Homemade Sauce, Seasoning And Dessert Recipes
This homemade enchilada sauce recipe is quick and easy to make! It’s great when you don’t happen to have any enchilada sauce on hand or you want to save a little money!
Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe
- Yield: 2 cups
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. chili powder
5 Tbsp. green pepper, chopped (optional)
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt (more to taste)
- Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan.
- Mix well.
- Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
6 tsp. chili powder
3 tsp. onion powder
4 1/2 tsp. cumin
2 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
5 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. oregano
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container. One teaspoon of homemade taco seasoning equals 2 teaspoons of the store-bought seasoning.
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups milk
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened (not soft type)
2 tsp. vanilla
Mix the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a 2 quart saucepan. Add the eggs to the sugar mixture and slowly stir in the milk until combined.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Stir in margarine and vanilla. Cool slightly, pour into dessert dishes and chill. You can also top with nuts or whipped topping. Serves 4-6.
Stir 3 tablespoons of cocoa into the sugar cornstarch mixture.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding
Stir 1/4 cup peanut butter into the chocolate pudding. Omit margarine.
Substitute 2/3 cup packed brown sugar in place of the sugar and decrease vanilla to 1 teaspoon.
Homemade Self Rising Flour Recipe
Here is our easy self-rising flour recipe. Some recipes call for self rising flour, but there’s no reason to go out and buy it pre-made. It’s super easy to make your own self rising flour in just a few minutes using regular all-purpose flour and a few other ingredients! Here’s the easy recipe!
- Yield: 4 cups
4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. baking powder
- Mix the ingredients well.
- Store in an airtight container.
- Use in recipes calling for self-rising flour.
Homemade Shake And Bake
4 cups flour
4 cups soda crackers, crushed
4 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
3 Tbsp. paprika
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Mix well and store indefinitely in the refrigerator in a covered container. Moisten the chicken pieces with milk or water. Pour about 2 cups mixture, or more if needed, into a plastic bag. Place chicken pieces, one at a time, in the bag and shake until evenly coated. Bake coated chicken pieces in a greased shallow pan at 350 degrees for 45 60 minutes. Discard plastic bag with unused coating. DO NOT reuse extra coating that has come into contact with raw chicken!
Garlic Mayo Recipe
This easy garlic mayo recipe is great on sandwiches, chicken, fish or with vegetables.
1 cup of mayonnaise
2 large cloves garlic, pressed or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- Mix pressed garlic with mayonnaise.
- Store in a jar or sealed plastic container. Refrigerate for at least 1 day before using. Use within 1 week.
Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
3 Tbsp. sugar
very small dash of cinnamon
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. vinegar
Pour tomato sauce into a small saucepan and boil away some of the water until it begins to thicken. Add the sugar, cinnamon and vinegar. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes longer. Refrigerate. Warning: Go easy on the cinnamon because it’s easy to put in too much. Then every time you eat it you’re thinking “cinnamon” instead of “ketchup.”
Homemade Kettle Corn
1/2 cup popcorn
3 Tbsp. white sugar
Heat oil in medium pan until hot. Add popcorn and sprinkle all of the sugar over it. Cover and shake continuously until popped.
Easy Orange Marmalade Recipe
1 Tbsp. water
1/2 cup sugar
- Cut the un-peeled orange.
- Place into a blender or food processor with the water and blend until the orange peel is finely chopped.
- Pour the mixture into a saucepan with the sugar.
- Boil for 15 minutes.
*If you use a non-organic orange, wash the peels thoroughly before peeling.
Homemade Soda Crackers
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
Combine the flour, salt and soda in a bowl. Cut in margarine with a pastry blender or two knives. Stir in buttermilk and egg. Form a ball and knead a few times. Divide the dough into several pieces and roll out very thin on a floured board. Lay rolled-out dough on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with salt and prick with a fork. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares with a pizza cutter or sharp knife. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes several dozen.
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